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Yellow Streaks on Curtains After Washing

I bought off-white curtains and washed them per the instructions. They came out with yellow streaks. How can I get rid of them?

By angie from MN

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May 13, 20090 found this helpful

Try soaking the curtains with some generic oxyclean. Don't waste your money on the brand name product. I buy the generic oxyclean at either Dollar General or Family Dollar.

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May 13, 20090 found this helpful

If the oxyclean doesn't work try Rit Dye Remover.

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May 13, 20090 found this helpful

Try washing them again but this time only use "Oxy-Clean" & no detergent. If this doesn't work, try adding 2 can's of regular (not sugar free) Coca-Cola to your wash (not at the same time as the Oxy-Clean. If this doesn't work, pour hydrogen peroxide directly on the stains (after testing for colorfastness first)

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* Are you a smoker or is any one in your family? This is one cause of yellow streaks.

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May 13, 20090 found this helpful

I'm not a smoker. These are brand new curtains that I just bought and washed, maybe something is wrong with my washer.

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May 22, 20090 found this helpful

I would take them back to the store and tell them you washed them before you hung them up and this is what happened.

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